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Exhibitions, Shows and Workshops 2017-2018

Cornwall Home & Lifestyle Show

Sat 29th – Sun 30th April

Wadebridge, Cornwall

Cornwall Open Studios

Sat 27th May – Sun 4th June

Rose Cottage, Port Navas, Constantine, Falmouth, TR11 5RJ

Royal Cornwall Show

Thurs 8th – Sat 10th June

Wadebridge, Cornwall

Potfest in the Pens

Fri 3rd – Sun 6th August

Skirsgill Auction Mart, Penrith

Art in Clay

Fri 18th – Sun 20th August

Hatfield House, Hatfield, Herts

Constantine Art Society Exhibition

End of July – Beginning of August – TBC

Constantine Village Hall, Constantine, Cornwall

‘The Turning Year’ – Annual Solo Exhibition

Fri 25th – Mon 28th August

Port Navas Village Hall, Cornwall

Mel Chambers is back with her annual exhibition in Port Navas! This year takes you through the magic of the turning year with its array of cascading colours and beauty. As the seasons flourish and Mother Earth moves through her never-ending cycle we are reminded of the magic held in this adventure called LIFE!

Original paintings, Raku fired ceramics, Alchemy tiles and home made flapjacks – A delight for every sense!

ICHF – Penshurst Place

Fri 8th – Sun 10th September

Penshurst Place, Tonbridge

Craft in Focus – Sevenoaks School

Fri 20th – Sun 22nd September

Sevenoaks School, Kent

Designer Makers Market

Fri 27th – Sat 28th Oct

Leyburn, North Yorkshire

Fowey Christmas Market

Fri 24th – Sun 26th Nov


Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair

Wed 29th Nov – Sun 3rd Dec

Lemon Quay, Truro

A Cornish Christmas

Sat 9th – Sun 10th Dec

Port Navas Village Hall, Port Navas

Winter Gift Fair

Tues 12th – Sun 17th Dec

Lemon Quay, Truro


Workshops & Courses


Make Your Own Alchemy Tiles

A great opportunity to make your own Alchemy Tiles (or Encaustic tiles as its officially known). Using ancient techniques dating back to 13th century you’ll be guided through the skills of carving, applying coloured slip and developing your own tile designs as well as understanding the history and background of this lost craft. A great way to hand make your own bespoke gifts or tiles for you own home.

You’ll be making up to 5 of your own tiles and the price includes full tuition, all materials, glazing, firings and lunch on both days (Each tile approx. 14x14cm with a RRP value of £30 each).

As well as relaxing and enjoying the stunning views of Port Navas and delicious vegetarian organic lunch and home made cake on both days.

Sat 10.00 – 16.00

Sun 12.00 – 16.00


Sat 24th & Sun 25th February 2018 – Click here to book

Sat 28th & Sun 29th April 2018 – Click here to book


Mel is also business partner to Richenda Macgregor at Studio 45 based on the beautiful Dartington Estate in Devon. Studio 45 holds weekly ceramics course, monthly workshops and a membership scheme to a creative pottery hub. For more information please click on the links below.

Click here for Weekly Courses – Sculpting & Throwing

Click here for Monthly Workshops

Monthly workshops include…

Intensive Throwing

Paper Clay

Women Making Big Pots

Introduction to Glazes

Understanding Glazes

Working with Ash Glazes

Raku Firing

Raku Kiln Building

Advanced Raku Firing

Encaustic & Raku Tile Making

Playing with Porcelain

Alchemy Tiles

Click here for Studio 45 Membership